There are many ways to celebrate the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but The Washington Post may have just raised the bar. The famed newspaper went the extra mile and created actual campaign buttons for all 68 teams in the tournament field.
— Post Sports (@PostSports) March 14, 2016
Follow the link, and you’ll be able to see a great deal of buttons with some excellent slogans. Personally, I’m a fan of Holy Cross’ “Chu-Chu, Rah-Rah” button with the cartoony knight, or Indiana’s simple candy-striped button that simply says “Indiana Hoosiers.”
In terms of the overall creativity award, that goes to Miami for their “‘U’ Vote 2016” button.
But The Washington Post doing this is also great for another reason, and not one related to basketball. 2016 is an election year, and a big one at that. Nearly every candidate involved is an incredibly polarizing figure, with Republican candidate Donald Trump having had to cancel a rally in Chicago last weekend because of an overwhelming number of protestors.
Thus, what better way to take advantage of an election year by giving voters who love basketball a break from the craziness by celebrating the NCAA Tournament in such a way?
If you ask me, it’s absolute genius.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to The Washington Post